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Sketching Cambridge by Michael Large © 2021

Sketching Cambridge by Michael Large

An illustrated guide to the landmark buildings of Cambridge

Sketching Cambridge was created by Hills Road Sixth Form student Michael Large for his Extended Project assessment in 2021. The Museum of Cambridge is very grateful to Michael for his permission to make the text and illustrations available on Capturing Cambridge.

Michael writes:

Cambridge is too often seen as nothing but a university city. The town outside the gown is packed full of rich historical, global and personal colour, which I have always wanted to share as a native of the city. Buildings tell the most fascinating stories from our shared histories, so I have chosen 25 buildings and neighbourhoods from across the city to tell the story of Cambridge, my home.

The following link will open Sketching Cambridge as a PDF document.

Sketching Cambridge Project

These links will take the reader to all the locations described in Sketching Cambridge as they appear on Capturing Cambridge.


The Corn Exchange


Round Church

University Arms Hotel



Arbury Court

Chesterton Tower

Golden Hind Pub

Histon Road Cemetery

Kingsway Flats


Barnwell Priory

Bharat Bhavan

Central Mosque

Cherry Hinton Hall

Leper Chapel

Perne Road Co-op


Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Anstey Hall

CB1 Development

Great Kneighton

Rock Road Library

Royal Albert Homes

The Sun House



The Granta Pub





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